Michael D. Tarantino, MD
Bleeding & Clotting Disorders Institute
9128 N. Lindbergh Drive
Peoria, Illinois 61615
ph: (309) 692-5337
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Medical Education University of Wisconsin (Madison, WI)
Internship(s) University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Residency University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Fellowship(s) Pediatric Hematology/Oncology - University of Wisconsin Children's Hospital (Madison, WI)
Board Certification(s) Pediatric Hematology/Oncology - American Board of Pediatrics
Areas of Expertise Blood Disorders, Clotting Disorders, Hemostasis, Thrombosis, Immune Thrombocytopeni Purpura (ITP), Platelet Disorders, Thrombotic Stroke, Nonmalignant Hematology, Hemophilia, Von Willebrand Disease
Professional Memberships Medical Director - Bleeding & Clotting Disorders Institute
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Associated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center
Why did you choose to specialize in pediatrics?
Since the time I was in college, I felt a calling to care for sick children.
Why do you enjoy most about being a physician at Children's Hospital of Illinois?
Being part of a solid, medical community at a premiere children's hospital.
Tell us something interesting about yourself.
I come from a large, Sicilian family that settled in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in the early 1900's. I love homemade Italian food.
What is the most important thing you have learned from a patient or family?
From all of my patients, I have learned that our patients don't choose to be ill, but I do choose to help them become well. I try to live by that thought every day.
Tell us a little about your family life.
I am married to my wonderful wife, Julie, and we have three children, Sophia, Mary and Dominic.
Do you have any hobbies or interests outside of medicine?
I am a fitness buff. I enjoy cycling and golfing and I have an extensive collection of pens.